Thursday, 06 October 2016 - 13:22
Two-headed tot born with rare condition in India
The little boy, weighing 5lbs 7oz, was born with two heads in Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, northern India.
It was his 20-year-old mother’s and 24-year-old father’s first child, but the parents quickly discharged themselves and their miracle baby.
Dr Jaiprakash Narayan, an assistant professor of the paediatric medicine department, said word quickly spread of the remarkable birth, and staff tried to catch a glimpse of the rare sight.
He said: “A baby boy with two heads was born yesterday in a healthy state.
“It was the couple’s first child, which probably explains why they didn’t see a doctor during the pregnancy and take extra precautions.
“The mother completed her pregnancy full term and was doing well post surgery but the baby suffered breathing issues.”
Tragically the baby has passed away 32 hours after he was born.